Certified Permaculture Designer
Edible Landscaping Artist
Garden & Homestead Consultant
Biodiverse Regenerative Farmer
Herbalist and Instructor
Nature Artisan Creator
Barefoot Hippie Momma
Barefoot Hippie Homesteading
What a long, strange trip its been
Ive worn many hats. Firefighter/EMT B, Admin Assistant in a private Montessori school, Bartender, Car Sales, Massage therapy, I never felt fully satisfied in my work. Ive always loved the outdoors, nature and plants. When we moved into our current home and really began growing veggies, flowers and herbs abundantly, I began falling in love with this path. Our CSA came, teaching classes started, and I continued my education with permaculture design classes. I am currently again in school to obtain certifications in agricultural business management and green house management all while soaking up all the information I can on furthering my education. My goals for winter 2022 is to obtain my Master Gardner Certification in Warren County Ohio! This is my path and I love every step. I am always growing and hoping to continue to plant seeds along the way!
"Unbeknownst to me as a maiden, middle age would approach so swiftly. How oblivious of myself when my own children grew so quickly? Im emboldened by the strength I've gained during this journey. Such inherent knowledge comes from experience, not always a wanted gift but one adorned with wisdom-the twine that binds it together, taut. I have lived through love, sorrow, hope, and fear, growing insightful and confident. With these encounters I have the seen the faces of life and death. I am often misconstrued as arrogant, yet its my self assurance that increases my faith in myself but in God first and foremost. This isn't an intentional menace to others. Though it seems time and again, it is. I no longer accept the responsibility of explanation to those who have no will of understanding. That too is a benevolence tied tightly with a bow of courage.
I may not yet have the appearance of a crone but the subtle minutes turn to days and days to years showing the fine lines of this passage."
A little about me
"I care for the earth and I'm always looking for ways to treat her better" Mandy Palmer
(Barefoot Hippie Momma)
Hello, Im Mandy. This spot is where I get to obsess over plants in a few different ways! Organic gardening, permaculture, herbal medicine, holistic health (mind, body, and spirit) as well as a crazy houseplant addiction! We are first generation farmers raising chicken for meat and eggs, goats and bees. I love using natural, less toxic chemicals in our home and have some great and practical ways for you to transition as well.
"Enjoy the best things in your life, cause you aint gonna live it twice"
"She lifts her skirt up to her knees walks through the garden rows with her bare feet laughing"